Ausdance ACT – 2023 Youth Dance Festival: Bread and Circuses

Canberra Theatre Centre
Wednesday 18 October 2023 at 7.30pm
Thursday 19 October 2023 at 7.30pm

Ausdance ACT presents a mix of live performance and dance films made by secondary schools in Canberra and the region.

Ausdance ACT’s Cathy Adamek talks to Barbie about the 2023 Youth Dance Festival

The festival poses these questions: Is dance an entertainment, just a pretty distraction and display of physical feats or can art and dance be a powerful vehicle for social change? Or can it be both?

Youth Dance Festival encourages a student led approach to dance making, choreography, theatre and film making and provides a shared artistic experience. For some, it may be the very first time they step on a theatre stage and this magic moment could set the path for a future career in the arts. For others, it will become a cherished memory and a valuable experience.

Ausdance ACT ensures that every school has the support and resources needed to bring to life the diverse work that makes up Youth Dance Festival. The creative process involves professional dance artists visiting participating schools to provide support and guidance to students in the development of their own work.

Wednesday 18th October 7.30pm

Amaroo School, Black Mountain School, Burgmann Anglican School, Canberra Girls Grammar School, Karabar High School, Kingsford Smith School, Lake Tuggeranong College, Lyneham High School, Melrose High School, Radford College, St. Mary MacKillop College, Trinity Catholic College, UCSSC Lake Ginninderra College

Thursday 19th October 7.30pm

Calwell High School, Canberra High School, Caroline Chisholm School, Erindale College, Gungahlin College, Harrison School, Hawker College, Jerrabomberra High School, Melba Copland Secondary School, Merici College, Monaro High School, Mount Stromlo High School, Radford College, St. Francis Xavier College, St. John Paul II College